Privacy & Security Policy
Last Updated: 7/20/20
Notice of Future Changes to This Policy
Information We Collect about You
Data you directly and voluntarily provide to us. We may collect and process some or all of the following Information you make available to us when you make a purchase or use our Services, such as:
- First and last name
- Email address
- Mailing address
- Phone number, which may include your mobile phone number
- Online account Information, including username and password
- Payment information
- Product ratings and reviews, including any media submitted with a review
- Customer support or technical information you provide when you contact us directly
- Details of your purchases and fulfillment of orders
- Other information you may provide to us through blog comments, promotions, or research through our Services
Information we automatically collect from you. We also collect information by automated means (such as cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies) when you visit our Services, interact with our ads on other websites, or open emails that we send. This information may include:
- Web server/log data such as IP address, domain type, device identifier/data, browser version, operating system, unique personal identifiers, and the resources that you access
- Mobile carrier and device settings (for example, your language preference or information stored in your browser settings)
- Requested and referring URLs
Data from third parties. We collect data by allowing third-party companies to place cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies on our website. We may, from time to time, receive information (such as contact information or interest data connected to your contact information) from third parties with whom we have marketing, analytical, or service relationships. Sometimes, we use these companies to enhance Information we already have (such as your demographic data or likely interests).
How We Use Your Information
We may use the personal Information we collect from you for one or more of the following business or commercial purposes:
Security and auditing. To protect against malicious activity, analyze fraud potential, and secure our services and operations.
Product sales and fulfillment. This includes the evaluation of products and services we offer and the processing and shipping of your orders. It also includes providing customer care, managing return transactions, processing returns, and issuing refunds.
Account creation and maintenance. Includes creating and managing your account with us, providing service to you by replying to requests or questions, verifying information, and providing other services related to our business operations.
Marketing communications. To market to you and other potential customers, including direct mail, email, display media, search engine marketing, and other channels. We and our service providers may use the data you provide, or that is collected through our Services, to provide you with updates, advertising, and promotions, where you have chosen to receive these.
Analytics services. We work with third-party analytics providers to help us understand how our Services are being used, such as website usage data collection, reporting, ad response measurement, A/B testing, website analytics, and to assist with delivery of relevant marketing messages and advertisements.
Conducting research. We may deploy research, such as surveys or focus groups, to improve your experience or to help develop new services and products.
How Your Information Is Shared with Third Parties
We may share the Information we collect from you for one or more of the following business or commercial purposes:
With our service providers. We may share your Information with our service providers who work on our behalf. For example, artists and designers who ship orders to you; service providers who handle payment processing, sales tax management, data management, website feature administration, email distribution, market research, or analytics; and advertising partners. These service providers will only have access to the Information needed to perform these limited functions on our behalf.
On our website. For example, we may display the Information you post on product reviews, Wish List, or Blog website features. Note: We recommend that you do not post any Information in these features that you do not want to share publicly.
For marketing and direct mail campaigns. We may disclose certain Information (including name, mailing address, and non-sensitive transactional Information such as your purchase history, amounts paid, and products ordered) to trusted marketing partners (such as data co-operatives) for trade or rental purposes. A data co-operative collects purchase data and customer information across a range of different categories from US retailers; this is a common practice amongst catalog-oriented companies that helps us market to prospective customers.
Via social media sharing. Our Services may use social networking or “share functionality” or may contain links to third-party websites or applications that are not owned or controlled by us. Your use of these features may result in the collection or sharing of Information about you by these sites or applications, depending on the feature. We assume no responsibility for the content, policies, or practices of any third-party website we may link you to. You are subject to the policies of those third parties.
To comply with the law or to protect ourselves. For example, this could include responding to a court order, sharing Information requested by a government agency, or sharing Information if we were investigated for potential fraud.
We retain your personal Information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected and to comply with applicable laws.
We offer you certain choices about the collection, use, and sharing of your Information. Withdrawing your consent to use your personal Information may mean that you cannot take advantage of certain offerings or website features.
Access, correct, or request your Information. You may access or correct your account Information at any time by clicking on "My Account" at Pot-Pourri.com. To access or correct your Information over the phone, or to obtain more detailed account Information, please call 510-529-4424 and be prepared to verify your identification.
Unsubscribe from emails. If at any time you would like to stop future delivery of Pot-Pourri emails, please follow the unsubscribe link included at the bottom of each email we send you. You can also unsubscribe by emailing [email protected] or calling 510-529-4424. If you have an Pot-Pourri.com account, you can adjust your email settings by signing in to your account. Asking to be removed from the Pot-Pourri.com email list will not prevent you from receiving email communications relating to orders placed at Pot-Pourri.com, invitations to participate in surveys about your experiences on Pot-Pourri.com, or other transactional email communications, if you have provided us with your email address for said purpose.
Request removal from mailing lists. Prior to sending any direct mail communications, we check our mailing lists against the Direct Marketing Association's (DMA) Do Not Mail List and remove from our mailing any consumers who have specifically opted out from receiving unsolicited mail. To be removed from our mailing list, you can email [email protected], call 510-529-4424, or send your request, including your full name and mailing address, to Pot-Pourri, Attn: Mailing List, 2108 Vine Street, Berkeley, CA 94709. Please note that it may take up to 4 weeks to process your "do not mail" request because mailings are planned that far in advance.
Opt out of targeted internet advertising. If you do not wish to have us collect and use Information about you to deliver targeted online advertising (such as banner ads), please visit the Network Advertising Initiative and follow the instructions for opting out. Please note that most opt-out mechanisms are cookie-based and will only affect the specific computer and browser that is used to submit an opt-out request. If you have multiple computers, change computers, or use multiple browsers, you will need to submit opt-out requests for each such computer or browser. In addition, if you delete, block, or otherwise restrict cookies, you will need to renew your opt-out choices to ensure that any opt-out cookies remain effective.
Data analytics. If you do not wish to have technology used to gather Information about how you interact with our website while you are on our website, please install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on and employ it at the start of each session on our website. A cookie will be set on your browser that instructs this technology not to start for that session. Please note that the next time you access our website, the analytics will be reactivated, so you will have to disable the technology each time. If you reject the cookies and web beacons we use, you may still use certain aspects of our website, but you may not have access to certain features.
Do not track. Pot-Pourri.com is not designed to recognize a web browser’s “do not track” setting. If you would prefer not to receive cookies from any website, most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing cookies. Note that certain features of our website may not work if you delete or disable cookies. In addition, disabling cookies may cancel opt-outs that rely on cookies, such as web analytics or targeted advertising opt-outs.
Telephone numbers. If you supply us with your telephone number, you will only receive telephone contact from us with information regarding orders you have placed with Pot-Pourri, including invitations to participate in surveys about your experiences with Pot-Pourri.
California residents: Please see your additional specific rights below.
Security and Fraud Prevention
We are committed to keeping your personal Information private and secure. Pot-Pourri.com was developed to support secure online purchasing through secure socket layer (SSL) technology using 256-bit encryption, which provides a high level of security. All Information that you provide while using our website is encrypted for your protection. A username and password are needed to access certain areas of our website. Pot-Pourri uses reasonable means to safeguard personal Information under our control. We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of Information that we have collected from you. We take precautions to carefully screen orders when they are made and to prevent credit card fraud to the extent possible. However, because the Internet is never completely secure, we encourage you to use caution whenever you access the Internet. It is your responsibility to protect your username and password.
California Residents Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
Your rights. If you reside in California, you have the following rights outlined below. Below the description of these rights, you will find instructions on how to exercise your rights.
You have the right to request that we disclose to you, no more than twice in a 12-month period, the personal Information about you that we have collected, used, disclosed, and sold during the preceding 12 months, which shall include as follows:
- The categories of personal Information that we have collected and sold about you, or shared for a business purpose with our service providers.
- The sources from which we have collected such Information.
- The third parties with whom we have shared that personal Information and to whom we have sold that personal Information.
- The business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling that personal Information.
- The specific pieces of personal Information we've collected about you.
You have the right to request the deletion of your personal Information.
You have the right to opt out of our sale of your personal Information.
Exercise your rights as a California resident. To exercise the above rights, please email us at [email protected] or call us at 510-529-4424. Note that we may need to request additional information from you to verify your identity or understand the scope of your request.
We collect the following categories of personal Information: Identifiers and personal information; commercial or transactional Information; internet or other electronic network activity information; geolocation data; inferences about you.
We DO NOT collect, disclose, or sell the following categories of personal Information: Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law; biometric information; sensory information; professional information; education information. We DO NOT sell inferences about you. As a general audience service, we do not knowingly sell the personal information of minors under 16 years of age.
Visitors from outside the United States
Pot-Pourri.com is intended for customers located in the United States of America, and online orders accepted over this website can only be shipped to recipients in the United States.
We are a general audience service, and we do not knowingly collect personal data from children under 13 years of age.
Contact Us for More Information
2108 Vine Street
Berkeley, CA 94709